Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  Contains:  M 65  ·  M 66  ·  NGC 3623  ·  NGC 3627  ·  NGC 3628
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Leo Triplet (M65, M66 & NGC 3628), 



    
        

            Mike Oates
Leo Triplet (M65, M66 & NGC 3628)
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Leo Triplet (M65, M66 & NGC 3628)

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Leo Triplet (M65, M66 & NGC 3628), 



    
        

            Mike Oates
Leo Triplet (M65, M66 & NGC 3628)
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Leo Triplet (M65, M66 & NGC 3628)

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi FSQ-106 ED
Imaging Cameras
Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD
Mounts
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Filters
Red · Green · Blue
Accessories
Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System · Starlight Xpress SX 'Maxi wheel' · Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser
Software
Sequence Generator Pro · PIXINSIGHT 1.8 · Photoshop CS6
Guiding Cameras
Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 4, 2019
Frames:
Blue: 30x300" (2h 30') bin 1x1
Green: 30x300" (2h 30') bin 1x1
Red: 28x300" (2h 20') bin 1x1
Integration:
7h 20'
Avg. Moon age:
29.20 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.13%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
8.00
Mean SQM:
18.60

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2518466

RA center: 11h20m41s.8

DEC center: +13°1615

Pixel scale: 1.437 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.023 degrees

Field radius: 0.892 degrees

Resolution: 3390x2914

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

I can just about make out the tidal tail from NGC 3628 if I stretch the image more. And as you can see from the framing, I had hoped to include the tail in the image. But more subs are needed, if I get the chance I aim to get more data and update this image.

Imaged over 3 nights from Jan 27 2019 to Feb 4 2019

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Leo Triplet (M65, M66 & NGC 3628), 



    
        

            Mike Oates